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Today's News

  • Sign of fall is yellow-bellied spot

    It’s officially fall and spot are biting at our local Brunswick County piers. Reports have been coming in for the last two weeks of “yellow-bellied” spot runs up and down the coast.
    Spot are the most popular saltwater panfish in the Carolinas and hordes of them show up on Brunswick County piers each autumn around this time. Already reports are much better than the last two years, when spot fishing was slow.

  • Fishing calendar

    OAK ISLAND FALL CLASSIC OCT. 8

  • Ocean City Chevrolet makes donation to Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball

    Ocean City Chevrolet in Shallotte is one of seven Chevrolet dealers from the Wilmington area that partnered with local youth baseball leagues for the 2011 baseball season, raising nearly $8,490 in total donations from the dealerships and private parties.
    In addition to monetary support, Ocean City Chevrolet provided Shallotte Dixie and Lockwood Folly Dixie Youth Baseball equipment donations, an opportunity to raise (and keep) up to $10,000 through a unique fundraiser and participation in a baseball clinic led by Ripken Baseball.

  • BCC women’s basketball team begins STARS

    The Brunswick Community College women’s basketball team presents STARS—Striving to Achieve Results. This is for girls and boys ages 4-12 and meets 6-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays, November through February at the Dinah E. Gore Fitness & Aquatics Center on the BCC campus. The fee is $25.
    The mission of the program, coordinator and head BCC women’s basketball coach Ashlyn Burke said, is to give children of any basketball skills level “the opportunity to become a fundamentally sound player on the court and a better person off the court.”

  • Surf Off attracts 135 competitors

    The 31st Annual North Carolina Oyster Festival had the Oyster Fest Surf Off Sept. 10-11 at Ocean Isle Beach. Presented by Salty’s Surf Shop, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Surfing Association and Sharky’s, there were more than 135 competitors. Because of the popularity of this event, the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, Salty’s Surf Shop and the ESA will continue this event on a yearly basis in conjunction with the Oyster Festival, according to Kelly Matthews, the programs and events director for the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce.

  • Walker among Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament winners

    Top-seeded Zach Ayscoe, of Raleigh, won the men’s 4.0 singles division at the Oyster Festival Tennis Tournament by defeating Darren Cranfill 6-2, 7-5 at the Ocean Isle Beach Park. Cranfill, from Advance, was the 2010 tournament champion.
    The second annual tournament was sponsored by Sunset Properties and D&D Tennis and presented by the Brunswick County Tennis Association, Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, and the Brunswick County Parks and Recreation Department. The tennis tournament was sanctioned by the United States Tennis Association.

  • Don’t hurt real estate growth with delays, Congress

    People who live in communities like ours know how vital the housing and tourism industries are to our livelihood.
    This county has been hard-hit in recent years. As the bottom dropped out of the real estate market, people in many lines of work lost their jobs. From service professionals to business owners, everyone has been hoping the market will soon rebound and jobs and cash flow will return to this area.

  • Carolinas, books, come to life in Calabash shops

    CALABASH—It’s a corner nook, just waiting for browsers to come and discover delights that await within.

    One of them is All About the Carolinas, a shop tucked away inside the Low Country Stores complex where browsers can find an array of items made in the Carolinas.

    Shop owner Sally Pennington says she’s trying to feature items made exclusively in North or South Carolina.

    “I thought it would be a real challenge to find things, but no,” says Pennington, tending to gift baskets behind the counter of her boutique.

  • Movie-makers starring at planetarium

    Filmmakers are scheduled to be in Sunset Beach this week.

    Susan Silk, marketing coordinator for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium, said a film company is supposed to be at the planetarium in Sunset Beach this Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Hallmark Hall of Fame is producing a made-for-TV movie to air via ABC-TV in January, according to Silk.

  • Movie-makers starring at planetarium

    Filmmakers are scheduled to be in Sunset Beach this week.

    Susan Silk, marketing coordinator for the Museum of Coastal Carolina and Ingram Planetarium, said a film company is supposed to be at the planetarium in Sunset Beach this Wednesday, Sept. 28.

    Hallmark Hall of Fame is producing a made-for-TV movie to air via ABC-TV in January, according to Silk.